Knox Area Weekend To Do List, July 8-10, 2022

Do: Knoxville Sunflower Celebration

When: Saturday, July 9th, 9am-12pm

Where: Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area / 3140 McClure Ln. Knoxville 

Thousands of blooming sunflowers will be showcased at TWRA's Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area (FRWMA) during the fifth annual Knoxville Sunflower Festival Saturday, July 9, from 9 am – noon.

Presented by: Visit Knoxville, City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation, Ijams Nature Center, TWRA and Legacy Parks Foundation.

Touring the festival is easy and FREE!

  • Take a free shuttle from Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2725 Island Home Blvd. Shuttles will run continuously from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Join a guided hike of the sunflower fields at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. leaving from the shuttle drop-off spot in the center of the fields
  • Walk the two miles from Ijams Nature Center or 1.5 miles from Ijams Quarries. Parking at both locations is limited.
  • Hop on a free loaner bike from Kickstand Community Bike Shop and tour from the Will Skelton Greenway. Kickstand will be set up in the parking lot inside FRWMA.
  • Join in a group bike ride to the festival with Cycology Bicycles at 9:00 am from Suttree Landing Park or with Printshop Beer at 10:30 am!

Food trucks will be located at the Ijams Quarries and sunflower festival gifts will be available in the Ijams Nature Center Gift Shop.

Note: McClure Lane will be closed except to local traffic and handicap permitted parking (must have permit)

More information is available by calling Legacy Parks Foundation at (865) 525-2585.


Eat & Drink: Moonshine Tasting + Dinner with Sugarlands Distilling Company 

When: Saturday, July 9th, 5:30pm-8pm
Where: Ancient Lore Village / 7107 Sevierville Pk. Knoxville  

Ancient Lore Village has partnered with their friends at Sugarlands Distilling Company for a night under the stars with moonshine, moonlight, and dinner.  Enjoy a delicious dinner paired with samplings of moonshine and cocktails!  So, come early and experience the magic, mystery, and wonder with a story tour of the Village prior to getting your ‘shine on!


  • 5:30pm: Gates Open
  • 6:00: Story Tours
  • 6:15: Dinner + Moonshine Cocktails and Tastings
  • 8:00: Event Ends


  • Rustic Loaf of Country Bread + Meatball Skewers
  • Shrimp + Sausage Boil
  • Tri-Color Slaw and Potato Salad
  • Red Potatoes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Mini Apple Pies with Crumble


Try: Kitten Yoga at Blue Ridge Yoga Studio

When: Sunday, July 10th at 1pm-2pm
Where: Blue Ridge Yoga / 623 N Campbell Station Rd. Knoxville  

It is hard to believe that the 2022 Kitten Yoga series is already half over! Don’t miss your chance to stretch it out with the most adorable residents: kittens! Their furry feline friends will be at Blue Ridge Yoga on July 10 at 1:00 PM. This one hour yoga class will leave you with the glow of a good workout and a warm, fuzzy feeling knowing you made a difference for vulnerable pets.

Registration is $20 and 100% of proceeds benefit the pets at Young-Williams Animal Center. Register at

Want to share a little extra love with the kittens? Send a care package or bring an item from their kitten shower wish list. Can’t get enough kitten yoga? Register for the final class on July 17 too! 

Photo Courtesy of Young Williams Facebook Page 

Buy: Once in a Lifetime Opportunity in Farragut

Listed by: Jamie Covell, eXp Realty (865) 296-3471

Lay your eyes on this once-in-a-lifetime 24-acre multi-generational estate located in the heart of Farragut. When the gates open, you will be in awe of the beautiful mature trees and manicured lawns. As you make your way up the driveway, you will notice a circular drive, a detached two-car garage, and a three-vehicle carport. This charming family home boasts 3944 sqft of living space. There are six bedrooms, including two master suites on the first floor, four full bathrooms, a modern eat-in kitchen, a dining room, and an informal and formal living room. Upon entering the backyard, you will notice the 30 x100 raised garden or the winding slate stone pathway leading you to a gazebo with a swing, perfect for enjoying a book as the sun sets. The mature landscape offers privacy and seclusion

This home is ideal for entertaining with a large covered back porch, an outdoor kitchen, and a wrought iron fenced-in pool with a gazebo. There is a pool house with a full bathroom, an outdoor fireplace with covered seating, detached dance room with wood floors. Numerous outdoors seating areas and gazebos. Professional landscaping and hardscapes and the specimen trees provide you with your own private arboretum. The backdrop of this beautiful property is 10 acres wooded leading down to a creek. 

12215 Hatmaker Lane
The 24 acres includes a two-story 3000 square-foot home on a separate deed. This property has tremendous income-producing potential or can be utilized as a 2nd family home. The second floor consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a living room, and a new deck. The first floor has another possible bedroom, one bathroom, a large kitchen, and ample natural light. 
Work area to the east of the main house, there is a multi-functional building being used as an office, 50x50 Metal building with concrete floors and an additional shop, climate-controlled storage, additional covered parking and RV parking. You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime property in West Knoxville.

Family: Parent and Child Cake Decorating Class 

When: Sunday, July 10th, 11am-1pm
Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 150 N Martinwood Rd. Suite 402, Knoxville 

Have you ever seen those gorgeous cakes and wondered how they are layered, iced, and filled so perfectly? In this fun, hands on, and interactive class Chef Heather will be breaking down the process of decorating cakes step-by-step so that you can confidently take on the challenge of making and decorating your own at home! Best of all everyone will go home with a cake to enjoy with family and friends! Price is for one adult and one child ages 5-15.

You’ll learn:

  • How to fill and use a pastry bag
  • How to make buttercream
  • How to apply and pipe buttercream decorations and borders
Photo Courtesy of The Cutting Edge Classroom Facebook Page  

Watch & Listen: MUSICFEST at West End 

When: Friday, July 8th, 6pm-10pm and Saturday, July 9th, 3pm-10pm
Where: West End Shopping Center / 11215 Kingston Pike, Farragut

The Town of Farragut and SHOP FARRAGUT are delighted to announce this year's MUSICFEST at West End presented by SouthEast Bank.  It will take place Friday July 8, between 6 and 10 pm and Saturday July 9, from 3 to 10 pm in the West End Shopping Center parking lot just south of Farragut High School.   Farragut merchants and local vendors will move outside to showcase their products and services to enthusiastic crowds who will enjoy the performances of 8 Bands playing Rock, Country and Blues music.
Special discounts, attractions and giveaways will highlight the day as patron’s shop, dine or just enjoy the live music under the large festival tent.  Attendees can also enjoy beer made available from The Admiral’s Pub, plus wine and other adult beverage offerings will be served with the help of Water Into Wine Bistro.  Proper ID is required.
This event is FREE to the public and is very much family friendly with children activities provided.

 Photo Courtesy of MUSICFEST at West End 


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